Written by Taylor Rather in 2009
It’s late September and we all know that Deer Bow Season is only a few weeks away. The days are getting colder and deer activity increases as October is coming. The leaves are starting to change and fall, making it easier to locate newly deer rubs from great distances.
I have decided it’s time to start doing my homework and study the deer habits. Checking the trail camera and scouting will improve my knowledge of where I need to be when the season comes in. My friend and I ride the four-wheeler to cover more land in limited time. We drive to the “Hot” spots where we had been studying the deer activity through the previous months. Hoping to find trails or any rub that will direct us the way they are traveling. We were grateful to find a nice deer trail with some doe and fawn tracks that was later joined by a big buck a few yards up. While following the deer trail we soon found a hazard in our deer hunting area. We had a big bear trail within several yards of the deer trail. It sent chills down our spines when we realized that he hadn’t been to long gone when we found some bear scat on the trail. We confirmed that we should leave when it came to our sense’s that neither of us had a gun. Arriving back at the four-wheeler’s we drove to the food plot to see what the trail camera had caught.
While driving over the hill in the field we were shocked to find a small buck startled by our sudden showing. The buck got scared and ran back in the woods and we debated whether to go down there or to leave. We decided to just check the cards and leave. We were glad to see the great pictures the trail camera captured. Some had a flock of young jakes and hens in the food plot feeding. Also the big doe and fawn we were trailing earlier..
Analyzing everything we had seen and discovered that day we confirmed where we were going to hunt on the property. We look forward to the upcoming deer season and pray very hard that god will let my friend shoot her first deer. We have seen numerous management bucks we hope to “Whackem and Stackem” in our freezers this Deer Season.